The Left’s Attempt to Suppress Silencers the 2ndAmendment ~ VIDEO

Opinion By Dan Wos
Author – Good Gun Bad Guy
If the Anti-2ndAmendment crowd can’t earn merit-based policy support, they will create fear-based support.

Springfield Armory XDM Threaded Models in 9mm and .45 ACP shown here with a SilencerCo Osprey (top) and SilencerCo Octane (bottom)
Springfield Armory XDM Threaded Models in 9mm and .45 ACP shown here with a SilencerCo Osprey (top) and SilencerCo Octane (bottom)

USA – -( Anti-2ndAmendment Radicals in congress want to ban suppressors. But why?

Well, they’d like you to believe that suppressors encourage murderers to go on killing sprees because somehow their guns will magically become silent. They actually try calling them “silencers,” hoping the term will catch on so they can fool the people who aren’t paying attention. Those anti-gun folks who don’t know any better, but know that they fear guns, will fall for anything if they are politically motivated or scared enough.

The truth is, criminals don’t use suppressors because they’re heavy, they make firearms much harder to hide and they don’t quiet a gun nearly enough to justify their use in a crime, but that doesn’t stop the anti-gun crowd from pushing the fake narrative about suppressors. Try telling an Anti-Gunner that suppressors are never used in mass killings and they will rebut with the one case in which a suppressor was found. They are trained to have the Virginia Beach killing ready-to-go, because it is the only one they know of where a suppressor was found at the scene.

Hardly justification to ban the item, but remember, Anti-Gunners don’t care about saving lives as much as they want to suppress YOU and they will take advantage of any opportunity that presents itself.

The anti-gun crowd will act as though, had it not been for the suppressor, the killing would not have occurred. They will push the narrative that, if suppressors are banned, lives will be saved. I would argue that suppressors save lives, because if one’s hearing is damaged, they may be a risk when driving or engaging in other activities that require acute auditory capability.

So what do suppressors do? They help protect the hearing of gun-owners.

They reduce noise pollution (often important when hunting) and they can make firearms training more comfortable. Anti-Gunners don’t care about your hearing, they hate the idea of hunting and they don’t want you to be more proficient with your firearms, so none of these things matter to them.

Take an AR-15 for example, (one of the most commonly owned rifles in America.) Unsuppressed, the AR-15 produces about 165 decibels. A suppressed AR-15 will produce about 132 decibels. That’s just below the CDC occupational hazard limit of 140 decibels but still louder than a Ted Nugent concert. A suppressed rifle is also louder than a siren and thunder, which both come in around 120 decibels.

So why do the dishonest Gun-Grabbers lie to you? Well, they’re not trying to fool gun-owners because we won’t buy their nonsense for a minute. They want to fool those who don’t know any better. Gun Grabbers want to scare people into supporting their policies that further restrict the rights of their own fellow citizens. What better way to push laws through, than to scare people and make them believe that killers are out there, roaming through neighborhoods, massacring people with suppressors and no one can even hear it happening?

Many Anti-Gunners are waking up to the lies of the anti-gun left. They are starting to realize that they’ve been fooled by the politicians they once trusted. Some are beginning to understand that if their political-puppet-masters will mislead them on this topic, it is quite possible that they have been and will be misled on many others. But this doesn’t stop the Anti-2ndAmendment Radicals and their lobbying groups from constantly attacking the right to keep and bear. \

So although they hope to disarm law-abiding citizens, by implementing laws that violate your rights, they forget, that just like our guns, real Americans won’t be silenced.

Dan Wos
Dan Wos

About Dan Wos, Author – Good Gun Bad Guy

Dan Wos is an American entrepreneur, author, musician, and NRA member. He is the founder and President of House Detective Inc., a home inspection and appraisal company serving many markets across the United States. He is also an active real estate investor.

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Dan is Retarded

The term “silencer” is not only an acceptable term for suppressors it is also a ratified legal term. You can fill out all of your forms (2,3,4,5) with the term silencer. The company who first developed the suppressor called them silencers. The picture you have above has SILENCER Co suppressors in it. Saying Silencer is a term developed by the left just makes you sound like an ignorant piece of garbage and it is ignorant garbage like that which gives the left ground to stand on. Take this article down before we all get bundled in with your retardation.


So you nailed it completely, but that is kind of a rough way to say it. You can advise him with out being critical of his performance. You’re right, but be nice. We are all on the same side here.

Wild Bill

is Retarded, What is a “ratified legal term”? Who ratified it? Is there an Association of Legal Term Ratifiers, of whom I am happily ignorant? Will I be in trouble with the ALTR, if I coin a new legal phrase? What is the penalty for black market usage of non-ratified legal terms?

Heed the Call-up

Wild, 100%. The penalty for usage of an “illegal” term is having to read one of Dan’s posts explaining your illegal usage of the term. 🙂

Wild Bill

@Heed, Oh, God… Nooo! I’d rather be sacrificed on the ALTR of the PC lexicon.


@Wild Bill Ratified just means given formal consent to. Since “silencer” is a valid term for use on the forms he listed, formal, legal, consent has been given to accept it. The term works though other words probably would have made for a better choice. If you use something like the word “can” on your forms as a stand in for suppressor your forms would be kicked back. However, if I asked what can you were using on your rifle you would understand that I was asking about your suppressor. So in theory it is a “ratified” term because you… Read more »


“They actually try calling them “silencers,” hoping the term will catch on so they can fool the people who aren’t paying attention. Those anti-gun folks who don’t know any better, but know that they fear guns, will fall for anything if they are politically motivated or scared enough.” Newsflash… the term “silencer” has already “caught on” because that is what the man who invented and patented the things more than a century ago called them. Hiram Percy Maxim patented the “silent firearm,” and the devices are called “silencers” in our federal laws. So no, they do not actually “silence” the… Read more »


A large portion of the anti gunners are fools, with little or no knowledge of firearms, other than they make a loud noise and a bullet comes out. Gun are evil but the criminals that use them are not to blame, only people that defend themselves with guns from the criminals are evil, robbing the criminal of due process, self defense takes that away. Also many of them would likely subscribe to the Neville Chamberlain school of national defense.


if suppressors are bad why don’t we run our cars without a muffler? same principle, different product. leftist want to blame something instead of someone. they want to virtue signal their concern for people until they have opinions different than theirs. where is the diversity leftists always call for? everyone should share this video on their social media platforms to counter the lame stream media and leftocrats. many state allow hunting with suppressors, what will happen to all the hunters who use suppressors when they ban them? nothing good about a leftists except as an example of how not to… Read more »


The only reason why suppressor were included in the illegal 1934 gun control act was because some clown with the fish and game department had a ‘buddy’ who was a senator, and told him to include suppressor in the bill as that would stop all poaching forever! Yeah, right. Has all poaching stopped? By it self, a suppressor is a round piece of steel with rivits in it, it can’t do anything, can’t shoot a pistol, nothing. But the gun banning cults and democrats politicians scare the general public into thinking they are somehow “dangerous”. In Europe, with all their… Read more »

Wild Bill

, We have to get control of our government before we can get back to the Constitution, which in turn will solve one heck of a lot of problems. The political parties have subverted government to their ends.
It is time for the parties to go.

Michael J

What does one expect from politicians and bureaucrats who get their facts from Hollywood? These elected and appointed idiots have no idea how things work and yet they make all of their decisions as if they were experts. Term limits are the only solution to rid society of corruption, dishonesty, ignorance and career politicians.


Term limits won’t fix a thing. Laxy ignorant voters will continue to elect dirtbags. There are enough of them to elect a new lot every term. But once we manage to get a GOOD GUY elected, I dont want to see them have to pack up and leave because of term lmits. It took Ron Paul several terms before he was able to get enough traction to actuall get some good things done. He is still a trustd voice fo reason in his returement. Had me been limited out after two terms, no one would know who he is, and… Read more »

Wild Bill

@Tio, we need stronger controls over our employees. The current controls put them in control of us.

Ej harbet

We have a great control for our government its called the constitution,a simple document that should be read and indeed pledged allegiance to. Our officials swear a oath to protect it and we should hold them accountable to that oath. It’s easy for a judge and jury to determine if the oath is broken and real consequences should be inflicted for this crime. If you dont want to take the oath and be held to it,then dont do it and stay the heck out of our government! By the way mr wos i heard you on lock and load. Thanks… Read more »

Wild Bill

, The Congress persons, bureaucrats, and even the judiciary are ignoring the Constitution, how would you hold our officials accountable? What crime do you think that the Constitution ignorers and oath breakers are committing? What offense in the US Code are you referring to?
Wouldn’t it just be easier to term limit them out, like presidents?


Politicians are puppets of their “staffers.” They are fed what the big money donaters want in order to control the uneducated. It takes an educated populace to run a democratic republic.


The NRA and every other pro gun group needs to remind Trump what got him elected in the first place and put more pressure on him to be more Pro 2A! Quit talking about banning or confiscating anything we have a God given right to have! It’s not like we have a choice in who to vote for other than Trump since the Democommies ALL want to take ALL our guns and accessories! Somebody needs to take Trump to the range for a day so he can have some fun and see things our way! Let’s all stick together and… Read more »


I don’t know if suppressors will totally become totally illegal, but they will never be free from tax and registration.. The government Will Never Surrender a $200 tax nor the right to come kick your door in at 3 in the morning to check and see if you have the suppressor there.. Anyone that pays that tax, and filled out that paperwork, subjects themselves to a search of their residence (for the suppressor).. The search can be anytime the ATF deems fit… and the suppressor better be there under your control.. if I ever choose to have a suppressor the… Read more »

Gregory Romeu

Uh? Wrong in so many ways if you ever bother to pull your head out of your ass and pay attention to those laws and regulations and regarding suppressors you would find out that all you have to do is pay the $200 tax. Wait to get your stabbed in the mail then go pick up your suppressor and you can move wherever the f*** you feel like meaning of the ATF has no damn clue where your suppressors hiding.

Next time YOU vote, why don’t you vote Democrat f****** troll?

Guesty McGuesterson

Oh really, Gregory? You literally have to beg permission to take your suppressor with you if you move across a state line. The ATF has your balls in a vice and makes you dance to their tune for the life of the suppressor. From the ATF’s own website:

Ej harbet

commerce any destructive device, machinegun, short-barreled shotgun, or short-barreled rifle, without prior written approval of ATF,

How odd! I dont see suppressor on this list!
Must be in invisible internet ink,,,,,
This IS the link you pasted!


After bumpstocks and Trump’s due process comment he follows it with a comment to take suppressor down the same road as he did bumpstocks . I am getting the feeling Trump leans more to the left than the right on our second amendment . Trump will show his true colors on this issue , time for him to decide if he is a leftist communist or a true American .

No Bull

Good point RLD44. While pro-freedom groups and writers like Mr. Wos focus on the left, RINOs and Trump are slipping it to us from the right. We can’t afford to keep trying to saddle the ass while ignoring the elephant in the room.


Trump already showed his colors. he is an anti gun commie.

Get Out

Trump registered as a Republican in Manhattan in 1987. He’s since that time has changed his party affiliation five times. In 1999, Trump changed his party affiliation to the Independence Party of New York. In August 2001, Trump changed his party affiliation to Democratic. Trump changes party affiliation to meet his needs and ran for POTUS as a Republican.


Party registration means nothing. When I lived in CA where one needs to be registered with party to vote in their primary – I would register with whichever party I felt my primary vote would matter more. Then vote how you really feel in the general election. In Texas voter registration does not include party. Just walk in and pick which line to stand in. If I decide that one of their presidential candidates seems meaningfully less dangerous, I will vote in their primary in 2010 — which does not in any way mean that I would vote for any… Read more »

Brian Sipes

I am 100% pro suppressor. I think we should be able to buy them in Walmart sporting goods. However, we should be honest and not be part of the propaganda machine. They are called silencers. Some manufacturers have silencer I their name. The ATF calls them silencers. Now let’s make them easy to obtain for everyone.




The y are called silencers because the NFA calls them silencers. The NFA calls them silencers for the same reasons listed in the article.
We should not let our opponents/oppressors dictate the language we use.
Words matter.
Couldn’t give “Spider” crabs away, until the name was changed to “King” crab. Now they go for $20/lb.
Nobody wanted, “Eagle Eye” apples, but after the name was changed to “Delicious” they became (for a time) the most popular apple on the market.
One more example, “gun crime.” Need I say more?

Heed the Call-up

Brian, yes, they are often called silencers. The issue is that they do *not* silence the firearm. The reason it is suggested that we call them noise suppressors, which is what they actually do, is do to what the commentary stated, ignorant people get the wrong idea about their function, how they are used, and who uses them. The people pushing the ban, either ignorantly, at best, or deceitfully, make others that listen to them assume the devices actually make firearms silent, and, therefore, are used only by those with criminal intent. We can’t win if we allow them to… Read more »

Big Jim

Cyborg is correct, they are more like ‘ol glass packs on an 80’s Chevy pick-up than a movie depicted supressor. They bring the sound just barely under “deafining.”
They majority of Americans, including our president, just do not have any experience with them. So fear is the easy and probable instinct to choose first. Get some experience, get a clue.

Paul Russell

Dan, you’re a great American!